International Symposium "Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia" Hanoi Vietnam 21-23 July 2010

is organized by “The Uplands Program“, Hohenheim University and Hanoi University of Agriculture.The conference provides a tremendous opportunity to share experiences amongst a range of environmental and socioeconomic research and development aspects of tropical and subtropical upland agro-ecosystems. The conference organizers would like to invite scholars and practitioners to share their research results and experience […]

SIDE EVENT AT UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen , 2009

“Building the global biodiversity information commons for climate change adaptation” The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Bioversity International (BI) will convene an official side event on the importance of biodiversity and international cooperation in informatics and science within the context of climate change adaptation, agriculture and food security. Short and medium term adaptation and […]

Call for papers: The International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation

The International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation (IJBC) publishes articles relating to sustainable development, human dependence on biodiversity in agriculture, environmental management and biotechnology. They are seeking articles which meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish original articles in basic and applied research, case studies, and critical reviews, surveys, opinions, […]

Scientific Approaches towards "Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes”

The Centre for Environmental Studies (CFES) at the University of Pretoria conducted a workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, on “Scientific Approaches towards mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes”. The workshop was hosted on the premises of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and facilitated by CIRAD, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, […]

Bridging Managed and Natural Landscapes – The role of traditional (agri)culture in maintaining the diversity and resilience of natural ecosystems

During the recent DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference in Cape Town, which had as its theme “Biodiversity and Society: understanding connections, adapting to change,” we presented this poster on the connections between agricultural and wild landscapes. The poster urges conservation scientists and protected area managers to see agricultural communities, and the landscapes they create, as integral to […]

The Future of Family Farming Debate: BE PART OF IT

ILEIA – the centre for learning on sustainable agriculture and secretariat of the global LEISA-Network  invites you to join a challenging debate on the Future of Family Farming on 15 December 2009 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Together with professionals from science, government, business, NGOs and partners and farmers from the South we want to […]